George Lowden makes guitars for some of the most famous musicians in the world in his factory just outside Belfast. He was planning to make a rare appearance at TEDxBelfast in Titanic Belfast to talk about making the iconic guitar (Tecnology, Entertianment and Design in one object), but was called away to Japan at the last minute. So he sent a guitar and someone to play it. Declan McKerr plays with Andy Toman as Gypsy’s Wish.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)